Private Circus Maximus and Aventine Keyhole Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Get a personal introduction to ancient Rome on a private tour of Circus Maximus and Aventine Hill, exploring historic architecture, art, and a garden with sweeping views of the city. Enjoy the flexibility of a private guide as you walk, with plenty of time to ask questions and see the things that interest you most. This walking tour includes all entrance fees for your convenience.
  • Ancient Rome tour with a private guide
  • See the ancient chariot racing grounds at Circus Maximus
  • Explore Aventine Hill
  • See the famous perspective viewpoint in the Aventine Keyhole
  • Private guide for a personal experience
  • Entrance fees included

Professional guide
Private walking tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Piazzale Ugo la Malfa, Piazzale Ugo La Malfa, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Meet a guide at a central location in ancient Rome, then set out on a route through the historic city that can be tailored to your group’s interests and preferences. The first stop of the day is the Circus Maximus, where ancient Roman charioteers raced before hundreds of thousands of spectators—the Circus Maximus could accommodate at least four times more people than the Colosseum.

Here and throughout the tour, your guide helps bring the ancient world to life, telling stories, and using an iPad as a visual aid; take advantage of your time with a private guide to ask questions about Roman life, history, and culture.

Continue to Aventine Hill to see some of Rome’s most elegant houses, on quiet streets lined with fragrant pine trees. Stop to see the medieval churches of St. Alexius, Boniface, and Sabina, which contain remarkable collections of art and relics. Keep walking to the “Aventine Keyhole,” where you find a gorgeous view of St. Peter’s Basilica from a tiny hole in a garden door.

The final stop of the tour is the Orange Garden, also called Savelli Park, where you'll finish the tour strolling between rows of bitter orange trees, and looking out over gorgeous views of Rome.
Stop At:  
Circus Maximus
Together with Colosseum, Circus Maximus was a place of entertainment, for chariot races, it could contain up to 120.000 people. Listen to the details about games and life that took place around this magnificent location
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Sabina
Church dated back to 425 a.d., in the X century became fortified residence of noble families. Now it is one of the most popular location for weddings.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Il Buco della Serratura
A different way to admire Saint Peter's dome. Be patient and do the small line, in the end your wait will be rewarded by an unusual and fanny sight! Let's not spoil the surprise!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Raphael Tours in Rome
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No dress code required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately 1.5 km of walking is involved
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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